EPA Wins Suit Over Veto Of $220M Miss. Flood Plan

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi federal judge on Monday ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was justified in its decision to pull the plug on a $220 million flood-control project on the Mississippi Delta because of its potential to destroy a wetland habitat.

Judge Sharion Aycock of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi ruled that the EPA had authority to veto the project under the authority of the Clean Water Act, rejecting the Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners' claim that the project fell under...
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